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  • Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection

     Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection
    Red lines haven't been kind to President Obama. When he warned Syria's Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons, Assad used them anyway. When he warned Russia against seizing Crimea, Vladimir Putin went ahead and annexed the place. But there was...
  • Food quality to suffer as climate warms, report says

    Food quality to suffer as climate warms, report says
    Climate change threatens not only to undermine how much food can be grown but also the quality of that food as altered weather patterns lead to a less desirable harvest, according to a new study. Crops grown by many of the nation's farmers have a...
  • Syria's Assad: Still the wrong choice

     Syria's Assad: Still the wrong choice
    The war in Syria, and the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia it in part represents, again reared its ugly head in Beirut on Dec. 27 and Jan. 2. First came the car bomb that killed moderate Lebanese politician Mohamad Chatah and six others. Many...
  • Perspective: Saving Chicago

    Perspective: Saving Chicago
    More than 30 years ago, I wrote a series for the Tribune, called "City on the Brink," on Chicago's descent into Rust Belt torpor. It chronicled a litany of loss — of industries, stores, people, jobs and taxes — that seemingly doomed Chicago to...
  • Faith, hopes and charity

    Faith, hopes and charity
    Seven Sundays ago, we launched this quest for a new Plan of Chicago with a sense of urgency and a question mark as tall as Tribune Tower: Would readers and organizations concur that intertwined challenges confront Chicago with the fourth great crisis of...
  • Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments

    Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments
    A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson. The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
  • Emanuel, Republicans disagree on approach to immigration reform approval

    Emanuel, Republicans disagree on approach to immigration reform approval
    A panel of Democrats and Republicans led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday agreed federal immigration reform makes sense for Chicago but differed on President Barack Obama’s record on border security and the logistics of getting something done....
  • How does Chicago stack up?

    How does Chicago stack up?
    Not long ago, Torsten Gessner, a top executive at a German manufacturing giant, had to decide where to locate the company's new North American headquarters. Consultants offered up a short list with some obvious candidates: San Francisco and Boston because...
  • Krugman Speaks at the Chicago Council

    Krugman Speaks at the Chicago Council
    I had the pleasure of watching Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs this past week, which I will partially remember for his edifying remarks on the state of the economy...
  • Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world

    Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world
    Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.    "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.    By...
  • Kiss FM personality pays $865,000 for condo

    Kiss FM personality pays $865,000 for condo
    WKSC-FM morning personality Christopher "Brotha' Fred" Frederick, who in early 2011 replaced Kevin "DreX" Buchar as the voice of the Top 40 station known as Kiss FM, late last month paid $865,000 for a two-bedroom, 53rd-floor unit in a new condominium...